Intervention with disadvantaged parents of sick preterm infants.

  title={Intervention with disadvantaged parents of sick preterm infants.},
  author={Leila H Beckwith},
  volume={51 3},
Infants born preterm are, as a group, at increased risk for a wide variety of later developmental problems (Kopp and Parmelee 1979), although many preterm infants do well (Hack et al. 1983; Saigal et al. 1984). The perinatal vulnerability, however, is amplified in disadvantaged families (Sameroff and Chandler 1975), increasing the likelihood of later emotional and cognitive difficulties (Werner and Smith 1977). A preventive intervention project was designed, therefore, that would provide and… CONTINUE READING

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